Characteristics and needs of long stay patients in high and medium
secure care: implications for service ( C.A.N.L.I.S )

We will provide details of workshops as they become available.

Characteristics and Needs of Long-Stay Patients in High and Medium Secure Forensic-Psychiatric Care: Implications for Service Organisation:

Date: 18th of March 2016

This conference marks the end of an NIHR funded project entitled ‘Characteristics and needs of long-stay patients in high and medium secure forensic psychiatric care – Implications for service organisation’. This 3-year project, started in March 2013, aimed to identify how many long-stay patients currently reside in high or medium secure forensic psychiatric care, what their characteristics and needs are and how services for this patient group might be improved.

Setting up databases in forensic mental health – Challenges and solutions

Date: Thursday 1st October 2015

As part of this study we have identified the need for a more consistent, accessible and reliable system to record crucial patient data and track movement along treatment pathways. This workshop will therefore focus on the use of clinical databases in secure forensic psychiatric care. This will include practical and ethical challenges in set-up, discussions on their utility in both service evaluation and research, how this can inform patient care and service innovation and some practical steps to help us move forward. There will also be discussions on data protection and legal issues.

International Service Models for Long-Stay Patients in Forensic Psychiatry

Thursday 2nd October 2014 08.45 – 16.30

The meeting saw over 60 stakeholders (senior policy makers and commissioners, clinical directors, doctors, service users and international researchers) come together. The day focused on service models from the Netherlands, Germany and Italy. Afternoon workshops explored ethical and legal issues surrounding the long-term detention of mentally disordered offenders.